Lego Printable Valentine

When the week of February 14 rolls around, I either frantically look online for a printable from one of my blogging pals or run to the store for whatever is left that isn't lame. I decided to be a little more on the ball this year and create my own printable valentines! Feel free to pat me on the back the next time you see me.

My children are obsessed with all things Lego, so I designed the ultimate expression of adoration. You know you're truly in love with someone when you would walk across a floor of Legos for them. I've done it for my own kids!

Feel free to print these valentines in primary colors and Lego Friends colors. Want to up the ante? Purchase a Lego brick mold to melt crayons in. Then share your craftiness with your children and their friends. It will be a "make their parents' jealous" moment, I'm sure.

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Download and print in color on heavy cardstock for the best result.

Who would you walk across a floor of Lego bricks for?

Christmas Eve Gift Package

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We have a sweet elf, Noel, who resides in our home around Christmastime. I guess Noel has been watching me as much as watching the kids because he graciously volunteered to relieve some stress and take care of our family's Christmas Eve festivities. A whole slew of fun and games from Hallmark Northpole.

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I can just see little Noel, browsing the aisles of the North Pole Walmart for the perfect gifts to entertain his charges. I bet he clapped with glee when he found this display.

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An aisle entirely devoted to elves, polar bears, and snow? Hooray!

I'm not surprised that the majority of the items Noel chose were about elves. Peppermint Fling Rings that are tossed on an elf hat, Bake Like an Elf with recipes for sweet treats and fun-shaped measuring tools, and a book whose main character is…you guessed it…an elf! I think it might be Noel's new favorite book.

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They even have a video of the city of Northpole that's featured in the book.

The last gift, which isn't blatantly elf-like, is a magic snowball that lights up when tossed. This may not seem like a thoughtful gift, but to my kids, this could be the favorite. See, it's the first year in a long time that we may not have snow for Christmas. Little Noel thought ahead and bought a fun way for our kids to have an indoor snowball fight.

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If that weren't enough, he even picked up some instant snow. Too bad he was sneaky and got into it early…

A huge thanks to Noel to for our Christmas Eve plans. Who knew that this little elf, who's only in our home 24 days a year, could bring our family closer together?

Easy (yummy-smelling) Hostess Gift

Each year we visit family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, each year, I'm a lame guest and never bring a "thank you" gift. But not this year! This year I came up with an easy hostess gift as a small token of thanks.

During a last-minute trip to the store before our trip, I picked up a little gift bag, some curling ribbon, a cute ornament and, my favorite, a yummy-smelling candle. I figured that having a few extra people in the house creates a few extra unpleasant smells. What could be better to restore your house to order than a holiday scent?

I chose "Merry Citrus Melody," but there are so many scents to choose from. That's the most difficult part of this gift! Just head down the air care section of the household cleaners aisle and you'll find all the holiday scents you could dream of. The whole aisle #SmellsClean!

Instead of using tissue paper, where I always have leftover I never use, I bought inexpensive curling ribbon, curled the entire roll, and used it to nestle the gifts in the bag. the white reminds me of snow and ice. Perfect for the holidays!

Do you give friends and family a thank-you gift when you stay over? Is this something you'd like to receive?

Acorn sponsored this post with all its fantastic holiday scents.